Washington, DC – January 8, 2019 – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that its MuniEdPro® learning platform has received a coveted Brandon Hall Group award for excellence in technology. MuniEdPro®, a suite of interactive, online courses designed specifically for municipal market participants to enhance their understanding of municipal market activities and MSRB rules, earned a bronze award in the category for best advance in learning management technology for compliance training.

“We are honored to receive this award that recognizes the innovation and impact of MuniEdPro®, said MSRB President and CEO Lynnette Kelly. “In a very short time, MuniEdPro® has made a difference in the regulatory compliance space, demonstrating the MSRB’s deep commitment to supporting compliance in the municipal securities market.”

MSRB Chief Education Officer Ritta McLaughlin said, “Our online learning platform encompasses sophisticated technology and ease-of-use for industry professionals looking to deepen their understanding of MSRB rules and the municipal market.”

The Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award recognizes organizations from around the world that develop innovative programs and drive and achieve measurable business results. A panel of independent industry experts evaluated and recognized MuniEdPro® for its break-through innovation, differentiators from competing products and the value it serves municipal securities dealers and municipal advisors.

The Brandon Hall Group is a global research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through research and tools in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Management. See the list of winners.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.